Cross-Border Resource Management

Cross-Border Resource Management, 2nd Edition

Cross-Border Resource Management, 2nd Edition,Rongxing Guo,ISBN9780080983196






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Covers cross-border resource management, environmental issues, and development of cross-border areas

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  • Examines various types of cross-border areas at both international and sub-national levels throughout the world as well as their geographical, political, economic and cultural influences on the cross-border resource management
  • Uses the latest international and area data, resulting in new findings for cross-border environmental activities
  • Contains numerous case studies throughout the world including in-depth case studies of cross-border resource management


In discussing theoretical and analytical issues relating to cross-border resource management, this book explores a group of geographical, political, legal, economic and cultural factors that arise when political units (such as sovereign countries, dependent states and other administrative units) seek to maximize their political and economic interests while minimizing the resultant damage (e.g. resource degradation and preservation of the physical environment).

The book is organized into three parts. Part one discusses the theoretical issues relating to cross-border development and the cross-border management of natural and environmental resources. Part two provides a variety of alternatives to advancing cross-border development as well as of options for cross-border management of resource exploitation and for cross-border conflict management. In Part three, using the theoretical and methodological frameworks that have been discussed in Parts one and two, respectively, two in-depth case studies on cross-border development and resource management are provided.


Regional Planning and Sustainable Development Policymakers, Natural and Environmental Resource Scientists, Cross-border Relations Experts, Resource Management Specialists

Rongxing Guo

Rongxing Guo is Professor and Head of the Regional Economics Committee, Regional Science Association of China (RSAC), Peking University, Beijing. He has served with the OECD in Paris and at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC. He has taught at the Australian National University, the China University of Mining and Technology, and Korea University, and Gakushuin University in Tokyo. He has an Amazon author's page.

Affiliations and Expertise

Regional Science Association of China (RSAC), Peking University, Beijing

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Cross-Border Resource Management, 2nd Edition

  • Series Page
  • List of boxes
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Developments in Environmental Science
  • Introduction to the Book Series
  • 1 Basic Concepts
  • Appendix
  • 2 Studying Cross-Border Areas
  • 2.2 Characterizing Cross-Border Areas
  • 2.3 Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Appendix
  • 3 Cross-Border Regional Science
  • 3.3 Cross-Border Environmental Trajectory
  • 3.4 Cross-Border Regional Economics
  • Appendix
  • 4 Institutions for Cross-Border Resource Management
  • Appendix
  • 5 Cross-Border Resource Management in Disputed Areas
  • Appendix
  • 6 Methods for Dividing Territories among Claimants
  • 6.1 Territorial Exchange Scheme
  • 6.2 Fair Division: Methods and Steps
  • 6.3 Fair Division: Application
  • 6.4 Fair Division: Summary
  • 7 Joint/Cooperative Development Models
  • 7.1 Solo Development Model
  • 7.2 Parallel Development Model
  • 7.3 Joint Venture Model
  • 7.4 Joint Authority Model
  • 7.5 Political Trusteeship Model
  • 8 Options for Cross-Border Conflict Management
  • 8.1 International Peace Park
  • 8.2 Neutral Zone
  • 8.3 Buffer Zone
  • 8.4 Demilitarized Zone
  • 9 Seabed Petroleum Exploitation in Disputed Areas1
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Sino–Japanese Disputes in the East China Sea
  • 9.3 Possible Options
  • 9.4 Policy Suggestions
  • Appendix
  • 10 U.S.–Mexico Border Environment Cooperation
  • 10.1 U.S.–Mexico Border Industrialization
  • 10.2 Environmental Problems in the Border Area
  • 10.3 U.S.–Mexico Border Environment Cooperation
  • 10.4 Unresolved Issues
  • Appendix
  • 11 The Tumen River Delta
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 The Tumen River Area Development
  • 11.3 Cross-border Environmental Issues
  • 11.4 Future Perspective
  • Index

Quotes and reviews

"This latest edition from Rongxing is recommended, and will hopefully give inspiration to an emerging scholarship of cross-border resources management and planning across very complicated contexts. This book offered clear explanations on theories, sophisticated methodologies and addressing in-depth issues from case studies. Scholars, politicians and planners can gain inspiration from this text and achieve the best cross-border practice." --Environment and Urbanization AsiA, 2012

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